I am Recovering!

I've only just begun thinking around the idea that I'm actually in recovery.  Being around others with mental health issues and talking has brought this to the forefront of my mind.  It gives me a reason to not give up.....the idea that I AM RECOVERING! It feels good  seeing this in print,  it makes my recovery more of a reality...I've felt like this for so long, I can't remember what it feels like to be anything other than where Im at right now.  What I do know is that I have been taking steps to feel better.  The steps I've been taking so far:

1.  Attending hospital appointments

2. Going to art groups weekly

3. Being compassionate to myself as much as possible and then pushing it a bit further

4. listening to music

5. Getting out for a wee walk 

These 5 things have impacted my general wellbeing.  Sometimes I really have to push myself with every fibre of my being, but, once I have, it does feel better for a while.....

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Yummy afternoon...

I went out for afternoon tea today with my sister, we were given a 3 tiered plate each. The bottom plate had  sandwiches, smoked salmon, hummous, ham, cheese and salad.The middle plate had a fruit scone, clotted cream an...

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Thoughts for today....

Often I find it difficult to concentrate.  My mind wanders off into realms I mostly care not to remember, difficult times and situations not for the faint hearted.  But, with perseverance and thanks to Write to Recovery site I...

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STRENGTHS

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Survive

 Swimming in a sea of chaos and confusion,Lost, trying to make sense of it.Fighting the merciless undercurrent,Pulling you under, bit my bit. Walking through a fog, dense and thick,Not ...

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Rusty Tools

I have little faith in my tools. They are rusted, poorly kept, and blunt. As I walk through the wilderness, my pack rattles it's sparse contents, revealing all the hollow spots, the absence. I doubt the rations will se...

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